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noun
  1. the theory, doctrine, and movement advocating a planned economy controlled by the state, with state ownership of all industries and natural resources.
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Origin of state socialism

First recorded in 1875–80
Related formsstate socialist, noun
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Examples from the Web for state socialism

Historical Examples

  • For this reason militarism and state-socialism might at any time come to terms.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge

  • His ministry had, however, passed one important measure which individualists regarded as an act of state-socialism.

  • Christianity, he says, must remain independent of State-Socialism, as of other organisations of society.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge


British Dictionary definitions for state socialism

state socialism

noun
  1. a variant of socialism in which the power of the state is employed for the purpose of creating an egalitarian society by means of public control of major industries, banks, etc, coupled with economic planning and a social security system
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Derived Formsstate socialist, noun
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